a reply to: DISRAELI
Well you could even say 2017 is significant as what Trump just said is "The word to restore Jerusalem", if you wanted too, and that everything going
forwards is only 70 weeks left. See I don't believe that, but I am just illustrating how easy it is to maneuver things around a certain ideology.
Your point with JW's with the fall of Jerusalem/Babylon is interesting forcing me to do extra research, and this is very interesting.
VAT 4956. The opening line of this tablet reads: “Year 37 of Nebukadnezar, king of Babylon.” Thereafter, it contains detailed descriptions of the
position of the moon and planets in relation to different stars and constellations. Also included is one lunar eclipse. Scholars say that all these
positions occurred in 568/567 B.C.E., which would make the 18th year of Nebuchadnezzar II, when he destroyed Jerusalem, 587 B.C.E. But do these
astronomical references irrefutably point only to the year 568/567 B.C.E.?
The tablet mentions a lunar eclipse that was calculated as occurring on the 15th day of the third Babylonian month, Simanu. It is a fact that a lunar
eclipse occurred on July 4 (Julian calendar) of this month during 568 B.C.E. However, there was also an eclipse 20 years earlier, on July 15, 588
If 588 B.C.E. marked the 37th year of Nebuchadnezzar II, then his 18th year would be 607 B.C.E.—the very year indicated by the Bible’s chronology
for the destruction of Jerusalem! But does VAT 4956 provide further corroborating evidence for the year 607 B.C.E.?
In addition to the aforementioned eclipse, there are 13 sets of lunar observations on the tablet and 15 planetary observations. These describe the
position of the moon or planets in relation to certain stars or constellations. There are also eight time intervals between the risings and settings
of the sun and the moon.
Because of the superior reliability of the lunar positions, researchers have carefully analyzed these 13 sets of lunar positions on VAT 4956. They
analyzed the data with the aid of a computer program capable of showing the location of celestial bodies on a certain date in the past. What did their
analysis reveal? While not all of these sets of lunar positions match the year 568/567 B.C.E., all 13 sets match calculated positions for 20 years
earlier, for the year 588/587 B.C.E.
Much of the astronomical data in VAT 4956 fits the year 588 B.C.E. as the 37th year of Nebuchadnezzar II. This, therefore, might support the date of
607 B.C.E. for Jerusalem’s destruction. There is always a secondary plausible reason in play.
edit on 9-12-2017 by Blue_Jay33 because: (no